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Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon South Rim

Highway 64, Arizona

The Basics

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level, with natural wonders including Navajo Point, Hermit Road, and the Abyss. Grand Canyon Village is home to a variety of historic buildings, while other popular stops include the Grand Canyon Railway Depot, the Bright Angel Lodge, Kolb Studio, and the Desert View Watchtower, which features work by Hopi artists and incorporates Native American art and design.

Choosing a group bus tour, helicopter tour, air tour, or a self-drive tour makes the South Rim conveniently accessible from Las Vegas. Tours also leave from Sedona and Phoenix, and some combine the trip with a visit to the West Rim, the North Rim, or the Hoover Dam. A Grand Canyon helicopter tour is undoubtedly the fastest and most dramatic way to visit the canyon from Vegas.

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Grand Canyon South Rim, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Las Vegas
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Grand Canyon South Rim, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Las Vegas
USD298.00 per adult
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Wonderful!!!
Wonderful! The trip was well worth experiencing. Our driver/guide was EJ and he was exceptional. He was knowledgeable about the locations we visited and was very accommodating with stops for snacks and bathroom breaks. We were frequently informed about the trip which was very helpful. When we stopped for each destination he was very personable and offered to take photos for us. Some of my best photos are the ones he took! Highly recommend booking. Hopefully, you too will get to travel with EJ he was awesome!
Starr_C, Aug. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Las Vegas

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Tim star 10
GODOFREDO_E, Jul. 2022
Grand Canyon South Rim, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Las Vegas
Tim and Katsu, our guides were exceptionally good and really cared and ensured our safety and made sure that we saw and experienced every aspect of the trip. I give them 10 stars.
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Excellent Tour
Arleen_A, Jun. 2022
Grand Canyon National Park, Lower Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend, Day Trip
Excellent tour that’s worth every penny. Small group of 5 highly recommended especially with COVID still around. We covered a lot of places in 17 hours. Tomo, our tour guide, and partner were very accommodating, and took care of us throughout the trip from food to chargers to taking our family pictures! Their tour operator also kept us updated about our tour, and very easy to contact. Highly recommended!
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Highly enjoyable tour
MoYuen_C, May 2022
3-Day Grand Canyon South Rim, Zion & Bryce Canyon 11 Locations From Las Vegas
We have had a wonderful time in joining this three day tour. The tour guides were highly attentive, polite, and helpful. The sightseeing activities were eye-opening, fun, and educational. All the activities have been well arranged, tight-fitted without rushing. All tickets were purchased by the tour guides in advance. We did not lose any waiting time. Lodgings were clean and comfortable. The vehicles were clean and safe. Highly recommend.
star-5
Great experience and amazing views
Tracey_C, May 2022
Grand Canyon Day Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
Zane was a great tour guide and was knowledgeable about AZ and the canyon. The views were awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed hiking part of the way down the canyon. Our guide had safety tips and did not lose anyone on the tour. We made plenty of bathroom and rest breaks which was greatly appreciated. Would recommend this tour and experience to others.
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Traveling with Tyson
Nancy_M, May 2022
Grand Canyon Day Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
Our tour guide, Tyson was very courteous, knowledgeable and fun. He is a good driver and knows the roads and highway system. He was very informative and safety conscious. He was always on time picking us up.. I would highly recommend Tyson for your tour guide!
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Incredible
Juan_G, Apr. 2022
Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
Everything was a good experience, the van was clean and comfortable, the driver was such a nice guy and full of knowledge and the experience at the canyon it’s just amazing I would recommend this to everyone
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Long day but well worth the early start
Paul_L, Apr. 2022
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas
Operator was Grand Canyon Destinations and our guide for the day was Brandon. Covid-19 measures were actually carried out which I found quite professional. On board commentary and information throughout day was good and well communicated. Plenty of time at destination to explore, take pictures, visit souvenir outlets and grab a coffee etc. before return journey. Stops en route there and back also good.
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The bus was clean and...
Moira_P, Apr. 2022
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas
The bus was clean and comfortable. Our tour guide, Layla was amazing and enthusiastic. She showed us the best spots to take pictures. It was worth it.
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The best experience ever!😊
Roxanne_A, Apr. 2022
3 Hour Off-Road Sunset Safari to Grand Canyon with Entrance Gate Detour
Our tour guide Sheila was the best I could have hoped for. She was very personable, knowledgeable and had the safety of everyone as top priority. She also helped us “document” our visit by taking pics of us for our memories. It was a chance of a lifetime for us. Being 67 & 73 years young, and I (67) have mobility issues, couldn’t have had a better time! Thank you Shelia for helping us make memories we will cherish forever!💕
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Highly recommended. Great scenery.
Susan_G, Mar. 2022
Small-Group Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
The tour guide was very insightful and helpful. The van was clean and comfortable. The scenery was absolutely fantastic, of course. The only downside was the food at the Indian Trading post in Cameron - it was a bit disappointing. But other than that, the experience was excellent.
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Great place and great tour guide!
SteveJohn_H, Jul. 2022
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas
The Grand Canyon South Rim was very nice. Our tour guide Jaren is quite knowledgeable of the area. Pacing of the tour is good.
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Grand Canyon Great
Bill_D, Aug. 2022
Grand Canyon Complete Day Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
The first time laying eyes on Grand Canyon in person was incredible and surpassed all my expectations.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Canyon View Visitor Center, near the south entrance, stocks maps, books, and videos, while the Cameron Trading Post, outside the east entrance to the park, boasts a selection of souvenirs and supplies.

  • Stop by the Hopi House Gift Store and Art Gallery to see art and crafts from the local tribes.

  • If driving, be sure you have plenty of gas in your car before setting out for the canyon; there are few service stations in this remote part of Arizona.

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How to Get There

Located in the Arizona national park, the South Rim is a three-hour drive from Las Vegas or a short plane ride via Grand Canyon Airport. Driving from Flagstaff, take US 180 directly to the South Rim or US 89 to Arizona 64 and the east entrance to the park.

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When to Get There

The South Rim gets quite crowded with visitors in the summertime. Consider visiting in the shoulder season, or booking a South Rim bus or jeep tour so you don't have to struggle with traffic and parking.

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Hiking the Grand Canyon South Rim

The Grand Canyon South Rim is home to the Bright Angel Trail, Rim Trail, and South Kaibab Trail—all of which offer the most dazzling views of the canyon. Keep your eyes open for the regal California condors, which have recently returned to the area.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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